In so many ways, wrong:
New Research: EU diplomats spend £3.4 billion promoting ‘a country called Europe’
- EU foreign service now costs £3.4 billion a year
- The property portfolio of EU embassies is worth £55 million
- EU ambassadors earn up to £244,000 a year
- Former ambassador to Washington DC expresses concern at report’s findings
A new study by the TaxPayers’ Alliance reveals the huge size, scope and cost of the EU’s own diplomatic service, which has quietly grown to effectively challenge the British Foreign Office around the globe. The report, which includes a foreword by Sir Antony Acland KG, GCMG, GCVO, former UK ambassador to the USA between 1986 and 1991, exposes the way in which the European Union’s External Relations programme has used huge quantities of British taxpayers’ money to progressively usurp the nation’s global standing.